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KS2 SATs Results 2016 are in… What next?

Nobody said it would be easy, but did it have to be so difficult? The ‘journey’ to 2016 SATs seems to have been weighed down by controversy and a nagging sense of unpredictability

By Sophie Bessemer

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Secrets from a Pupil Premium Award winning school: Pakeman Primary

In 2013 Pakeman Primary School in Holloway, London was named National Primary School of the Year in the Pupil Premium Awards. Read their tips for success in our blog post

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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9 easy ways to engage every parent with their KS2 child's success

Parental engagement is pivotal to pupil achievement and engagement, especially at KS2. Here are 9 ridiculously easy ways to get parents to take an interest in their child's education.

By Ellie McCann

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Third Space Learning featured in the Huffington Post

We are thrilled to be featured in The Huffington Post. Patrick Hayes, Director of the British Educational Suppliers Association, described TSL as an “extremely impressive initiative."

By Sam Southwell

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Year 7 progress check: Help or hinder pupils’ progress in Maths?

Last week, the Meeting of Mathematics Subject Associations (MMSA) wrote an open letter to Nicky Morgan outlining their strong concerns with enforcing the Year 7 ‘progress check’

By Tushar Ilwahdi

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5 Winning Sports Day Maths Activities for KS2 to enjoy

It’s one of those days that everyone remembers at school throughout their primary years. Hot weather (unless rained off), the nervousness of walking up to the sports field and the excitement

By Ellie McCann

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4 real reasons why we are losing our teachers and what to do about it

In recent years, there have been changes to the way primary schools are run. Teachers are working longer hours and not receiving the support for personal development and growth

By Sam Southwell

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How to effectively use Maths specialists in primary school

In primary education, there are those who believe “We’re teachers of children, not teachers of subjects.” This is a popular justification for having non-specialist teachers in certain shortage subjects

By Sam Southwell

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See what teachers thought of SATs 2016 (Hint: it could be worse)

On the last day of SATs week, everyone breathed a big sigh of relief and looked forward to the rest of the summer term leaving us to obsess over the data, and find the answers to our questions.

By Sam Southwell

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Keep Calm & SATs On! Helpful tips to pass onto your pupils

Testing season is here, bringing the inevitable stress on pupils, parents and headteachers. Nearly two-thirds of education staff believe pressure to succeed is one of the main causes of pupil stress.

By Sam Southwell

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